....if you're a duck. If you're not a duck or a soggy-weather enthusiast, then you might be less than excited over the National Weather Service winter weather outlook. For all the gory details, click here.
In a nutshell:
--Wetter than average precipitation expected
--Cooler than average temperatures
--Above normal snow in the Cascades
So, to prepare for the long, soggy winter ahead, I propose making sure you have the following:
1. Well stocked disaster supply kit for staying at home in case roads are washed out. Make sure you have plenty of emergency lighting and heat options.
2. Well stocked evacuation kit if you live in a low-lying area. Make sure it's stocked with warm clothes, extra medications and anything you might need if you had to be away from home for a few days.
3. Copious amounts of hot chocolate mix and marshmallows.
4. Plane tickets to a tropical destination, preferably for February or March when YOU JUST CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE.
5. If you can't afford the previous, pop some Vitamin D and have someone shine an LED flashlight in your face while warming you with a hair dryer and simultaneously spraying "Hawaiian Aloha" scented Febreze. It's almost like a warm, tropical breeze. Almost.